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Walz Calls For Federal Probe Of Ex-VA Workers Claims

U.S. Rep. Tim Walz wants to make sure that federal investigators are looking into claims by two former employees of the Minneapolis VA Medical Center that they were pressured to falsify records.

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‘Sniper’ Author’s Widow Seeks Ventura Case Retrial

The widow of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle has asked a judge to set aside a jury's verdict in favor of former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura or to order a new trial.

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Ex-Workers: Records Falsified At Minneapolis VA

Two former employees of the Minneapolis VA Medical Center allege they were pressured to falsify patient appointment dates and medical records to hide delays.

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Former Winona YWCA Damaged by Fire

A gymnastics training facility in downtown Winona has been damaged by fire.

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Lightning Ignites Restaurant Fire In Dorset

Lightning strikes accompanying strong thunderstorms have done some damage in a tiny Minnesota tourist town which jokingly bills itself as the "restaurant capital of the world." Lightning sparked a fire which destroyed one dining spot the Dorset House restaurant, and caused significant damage to another, Companeros.

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Minnesota Hires Rail Inspectors Along Oil Route Through St. Cloud

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is hiring more rail inspectors in accordance with a new state law. The legislation was passed in response to the increasing amount of oil trains leaving North Dakota's oil fields and traveling through Minnesota.

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Flash Flood, Thunderstorm Warnings In North Central Minnesota

More strong thunderstorms are rolling across Minnesota, a day after heavy rain caused street flooding and hail wiped out an orchard's apple crop. The National Weather Service posted a severe thunderstorm warning for Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, Mille Lacs and Morrison counties early Thursday.

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Drunken Driving Cases In Minnesota Drop To 20-Year Low

The number of arrests and criminal convictions for drunken driving in Minnesota has dropped to the lowest level in 20 years. Authorities credit changing attitudes about driving drunk and improved enforcement for the decline.

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Clear Lake Man Hurt In Crash In Pine County

A Clear Lake Man has been hurt in a crash in Pine County. The State Patrol says the incident happened on Highway 48 at about 10:30 p.m. last (Wednesday) night.

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Troopers: Minnesota Man Crashes, Left Daughter

The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a man who they say crashed his car and left his injured 12-year-old daughter alone at the scene in St. Paul. A search warrant was made public Wednesday that shows the patrol tested the 41-year-old man's blood for a controlled substance.

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